Toss Juggling Props With Curved Handles

(日本語はこちら) One of the rarest categories of juggling props are items that juggle like clubs (meaning they are usually flipped once or in multiples of 360 degrees), but that have a curved handle resembling part of a ring or hoop. I can only think of five examples of such props. Let’s take a look at them. The first example is …

Blue Man Group

The show begins. The Blue man grasps a bottle of paint. He holds a canvas. He drinks the paint (or more accurately fills his mouth with it). He spins the canvas on his hand and spits the paint into it. Viola. Spin Art. Ok- Spit Art. Blue Man number two. He throws marshmallows at number one. #1 catches them in …

Salerno Ring Variations

(Haz clic aquí para español.) (日本語はこちら) The Salerno ring is becoming a very popular balance structure used by modern jugglers, although it is not always manipulated as it traditionally was. It was created by Adolf Behrend, known as Salerno (1869-1946). The original trick consisted of a large wide ring where a billiard ball was rotated inside; the ring was attached …

Juggling News March 2022

Welcome to a new month of juggling news! Eivind Dragsjø’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwOj6nn06yiENe3zdGxXtA Jugglers included: Qualify of 7 ring lazies – Arttu Latthinen Pen Zen – 7 ball 5 up 720 Bogdan Samarov – 8 ring flash with club balance Salvo Stassi – Circle Dominik La Terra – me juggling Tom Whitfield and Dan Wood – 18, 19 & 21 ball …

Strongman Jugglers Markus and Valentin Dikul – A Video Compilation

(日本語はこちら) Strongman juggling, also known as power juggling, has roots in the early to mid-1800s, when jugglers such as Medua and Mooty Samme and their student Karl Rappo juggled heavy objects as part of their acts. Juggling superstar Paul Cinquevalli displayed tricks with a cannon ball at the turn of the twentieth century. The genre perhaps reached its pinnacle in …

Three Curious Juggling Patents – Part I

(Haz clic aquí para español.) A small idea can change the order of the world. The great inventions that revolutionized society were born from a thought that materialized little by little. To care for and give recognition to the authors, patents were created. With this, the creators protect their inventions from imitators, preventing others from making money with other people’s …

The Art of Rolling Objects on a Parasol

(日本語はこちら) The skill of spinning and balancing objects on a spinning parasol is one of the most famous forms of Edo Daikagura, the traditional form of Japanese juggling that dates to the 1600s. The traditional types of objects spun on parasols include silken balls, small rings, coins, tea cups, and wooden boxes. In Japanese, the skill, which is translated into …

Soviet School of Juggling – Cold War on Juggling

Alexander Kiss. (Haz clic aquí para español.) What is known as the Cold War was an indirect conflict between the two world powers of the time: the capitalist bloc, led by the United States; and the communist bloc, headed by the former Soviet Union. The rivalry of both was not only in the political, economic, social, and technological fields, but …

Jugglers On The Ed Sullivan Show – Part 2

(日本語はこちら) One of the best sources of juggling videos from the middle of the twentieth century is The Ed Sullivan Show. This iconic television show, which ran from 1948 until 1971, featured hundreds of variety acts, including many jugglers. The Ed Sullivan Show Youtube channel has uploaded many juggling acts in the past two years. These are a treasure trove …